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Biology and its makers


Published 1908
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An outline of the rise of biology and of the epochs in its history.--Vesalius and the overthrow of authority in science.--William Harvey and experimental observation.--The introduction of the microscope and the progress of independent observation.--The progress of minute anatomy.--Linnæus and scientific natural history.--Cuvier and the rise of comparative anatomy.--Bichat and the birth of histology.--The rise of physiology. Harvey. Haller. Johannes Müller.--Von Baer and the rise of embryology.--The cell-theory. Schleiden. Schwann. Schultze.--Protoplasm the physical basis of life.--The work of Pasteur, Koch, and others.--Heredity and germinal continuity. Mendel. Galton. Weismann.--The science of fossil life.--What evolution is; the evidence upon which it rests, etc.--Theories of evolution. Lamarck. Darwin.--Theories continued. Wiesmann. De Vries.--The rise of evolutionary thought.--Retrospect and prospect. Present tendencies in biology


Publisher New York, H. Holt and Company
Pages 518
Language English
Call number 01512619
Digitizing sponsor MBLWHOI Library
Book contributor MBLWHOI Library
Collection biodiversity; MBLWHOI; blc; americana

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